#1
Hey guys.

So i recently restrung my schecter solo 6 classic with Elixir 10-46 Polywounds, and within 2 weeks the high e string has snapped.

The same thing happened the last time i used elixirs, and replaced it with a dunlop string which didn't break. However i think this may be a coincidence as the other strings seem to be fine on the guitar.

So i'm guessing it is due to a sharp spot on the saddle, are there any ways to fix this myself, or should i take it to my local guitar tech, thanks.
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#2
Well, there are ways to fix it yourself, but you'll have to have saddle/nut files that are an exact fit (or at least, smaller than your regular around-the-house files) and those are bitching expensive.

However, before going to a tech, check to see if there really is a burr in there by trying to run your nail through the groove and feeling for 'gripping'. If that doesn't fit, take a piece of paper and try to smoothly get that through there, feeling for the same thing.
#3
You could just stop using elixir strings, ew Thats what I would do, sounds like poor quality to me. It could be a sharp spot on the bridge though, doesn't sound like that if it only breaks elixirs.....
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#4
Strangely enough, I stopped using Elixirs after I got sick of still buying new strings every 3 months to replace them, and sometimes even sooner because of the unwound strings periodically breaking.

I switched to D'Addario's, no breaks. I now use Dunlops, no breakage. Last time I broke a string was a month ago, with a 3 and a half month old set
#5
Elixirs break easily. I stopped using them as well. I notice lately they are selling an extra E string in each set. Should tell you something.
#6
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Elixirs break easily. I stopped using them as well. I notice lately they are selling an extra E string in each set. Should tell you something.

thanks, i think i might try out some other brands then.
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#7
I don't know what ya'll are doing to your guitar strings, but I've never had an Elixir string break on me, except the acoustic Elixirs, will not use cause of the G string always breaking, but for electric I've never had a problem, but I stopped using them about 4-5 months ago, when I found out D'Addairo was making their electric guitar strings with the EXP coating, I love there EXP acoustic strings, and the electric ones lived up to their reputation...of being awesome strings.
#8
I think i read somewhere that Stevie Ray had this problem and his tech put shrink wrap on his strings at the pressure point by the bridge to prevent them from breaking.